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WV Senate President Jeff Kessler to Give GSC Commencement Keynote Address


Contact:  Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-4115

WV SENATE PRESIDENT JEFF KESSLERGlenville, WV – West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler (D – Marshall County) is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the 139th Glenville State College Commencement.  The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Jesse R. Lilly, Jr. Gymnasium in GSC’s Physical Education Building.

“We are so honored to have Senator Kessler spend the day with us and speak to our graduates as well as others in attendance.  I appreciate his taking time out of his busy schedule to participate in our 139th commencement ceremony,” said Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr.

Senator Kessler was appointed to the West Virginia State Senate in November 1997 to fill a vacancy created by the death of Senator Larry Wiedebusch. He was then elected to the Senate in 1998 where he served during the 75th Legislature as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Banking and Insurance and the Select Committee on Economic Development. Senator Kessler was re-elected in 2000, 2004, and 2008. During the 76th, 77th, 78th and 79th Legislatures, He served as Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary.  Senator Kessler was elected Senate President November 14, 2011 following a one-year term as West Virginia’s first and only Acting Senate President.

More than 210 students make up the Glenville State College Class of 2013 after completing their degree requirements in July 2012, December 2012, and May 2013. The graduates come from several counties throughout West Virginia as well as twelve other states (California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) and Canada.

For more information on the 2013 GSC Commencement, visit or call (304) 462-4115

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